Nissan is a nationally interesting watercourse for salmon and sea trout, which extends from the mouth in Laholmsbukten and about 20 km upstream to Oskarström.
With its length of 186 km, the river is one of southern Sweden's longest rivers. The southern parts, just before the river empties into Laholmsbukten, have a long tradition of good fishing opportunities. It was in Nissan and in the sea outside Halmstad that the famous Halmstad salmon was caught and exported as early as the 17th century. A lot of salmon was fished in our rivers, but in the 20s the last salmon were caught, due to deteriorating water quality. Now the salmon is back, much to the delight of all anglers.
The fishing area has a large selection of varied fishing for both the experienced fly fisherman and the happy amateur. The most common is spin fishing, but Nissan also offers a lot of really nice fly distances.
At Slottsmöllan's power plant in Halmstad, it is a popular spin fishing stretch. For fly fishermen, the distances in Sennan and Sperlingsholm are good. The taxi pool at Sennans Taxi is popular, as are Militärvadet and Helgarpsforsen. Colorful flies are recommended because the water is dark and amber.
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The US Minister in Sweden at the end of the 19th century, William Widgery Thomas Jr, writes in his book "From castle to hut" that at Oskarström there was a "good salmon fishing during the summer". He had a favorite place by a cliff in Maredsforsen, which was named Minister Thomas cliff. In the clear, next amber-colored river, he counted 100 salmon jumps in 12 minutes.
In the 1920s, there was a sharp decline in water quality and the last salmon were caught at Slottsmöllan 1921-22. The main reason for this negative stage was the expansion of hydropower plants and cellulose factories. Active fish management has been conducted in Nissan in recent years and the liming has been significant.
It was not until 1970 that a hatchery was built at Oskarström, and this year 0.6 million fertilized rums were added from 40 hugged females. In 1979, the first salmon smolts were tested in Nissan. Trout had then been caught in Nissan for several years. The catch has been very good. Today, salmon reproduce naturally again in Nissan and Senneån. The first salmon was found in the summer of 1981. In the spring of 1988, an estimated 5,000 natural smolts migrated from Nissan. More than 30,000 smolts are planted annually.
Organization number: 849202-0055
Nissan's Fisheries Conservation Area Association was formed in 1987 to make fishing accessible to the public.
Active fishing has been carried out in Nissan in recent years and the liming has been significant.
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